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Dallas Mavericks: Grading the entire team going into the All-Star break

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks overall grade going into All-Star break

The Mavs expected to be a top-four team in the Western Conference this season. They planned to have an improved defense as they vaulted up the standings. Instead, Dallas sits eighth after an up and down first half. Injuries and COVID issues have played a factor, but the team has underperformed.

Dallas Mavericks overall grade at the All-Star break: C-minus

Winning nine of their last 11 helped save the team’s first-half grade. The Mavericks were 14th in the Western Conference after 21 games, and the grade would have been a failure. The team righted the ship and dug a part of the way out of the hole.

Fans should see the Dallas Mavericks play their best basketball in the second half. The team is finally healthy and performing like most expected coming into the season. Luka Doncic is playing at an MVP level. Kristaps Porzingis has shown flashes of his All-Star form. The Mavs have a strong cast of impactful role players too. The best is yet to come.

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Can the Mavericks get back in the race for home court in the first round of the playoffs? What does Dallas have in store the second half? Expect massive things after their recent hot streak. Fan will not want to miss a second of the action, so please stay tuned.